New Training Video Highlights How to Avoid Suspension Trauma After Fall Arrest System is Deployed

Falls are, by far, the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for nearly 40% each year.  That fact is the main reason why personal fall protection devices are so heavily stressed in the industry.  But, even if your fall is arrested by a harness, you’re not out of the woods yet, as serious complications can happen while you’re being suspended in the air.

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OSHA Issues Scathing Report After Investigation of Fatal 2018 Florida Bridge Collapse

In March of 2018, an under construction pedestrian bridge on Florida International University’s (FIU) campus collapsed onto an open street below, killing 6 and injuring several others. Many investigations and lawsuits are still ongoing after the tragedy, but OSHA has released their official report after a roughly 14 month long investigation.

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OSHA Releases Suicide Prevention Website for Construction Industry

According to a 2016 study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the construction industry sadly ranks first in total suicides and second in suicide rate compared to all other industries in the United States. In response, OSHA has recently published a webpage with resources to help prevent suicides in the construction industry.

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